Over the past 50 years, the U.S. has achieved robust economic growth while dramatically reducing emissions of harmful air pollutants.

Key Points:

  • Despite rampant negativity about the state of the environment in the U.S., air pollution has declined dramatically over the past 50 years.
  • This achievement was made possible by technological innovations and the prosperity afforded by economic growth, a free market economy, and a limited government.
  • Regulations always need to take into account true costs and benefits and be feasible for cities and states to accomplish, metrics which the Obama-era EPA attempted to manipulate in order to justify more regulations.
  • Air quality in the developing world is sorely lacking, and the time has come to pro-actively share the ideas and technologies behind America’s environmental success.